Steck Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204

First Grade

Language Arts

  • Reading: learn to read and understand with a positive attitude 
  • Writing: learn to write everyday for a variety of authentic purposes
  • Listening: listen, understand, and use oral messages
  • Speaking: express thoughts and ideas in an appropriate, meaningful manner
  • Convention/Structure: begin the use of language, particularly punctuation and capitalization 
  • Spelling: begin the use of developmentally appropriate spelling strategies


  • Number sense: Understand our number system by relating, counting, and grouping
  • Geometry: Describe, model, and classify shapes
  • Measurement: Explore measurement of length using a ruler; compare volumes and weights
  • Operations and computation: Model, explain, and develop reasonable proficiency with basic addition and subtraction facts; apply problem solving strategies
  • Patterns and relationships: Recognize, describe, extend, and create a wide variety of patterns
  • Probability and statistics: Collect, construct, and read information on a graph


  • Content: participate in hands-on activities in the following areas:
  • Astronomy: introduction to the solar system
  • Earth Science: rocks to soil; weather; insects
  • Health: anatomy, basic organs of the body
  • Life Science: senses
  • Physical Science: color and light
  • Skills:
    • Predict
    • Observe
    • Collect and Record Data
    • Interpret
    • Classify
    • Draw Conclusions

Social Studies

  • Content: study families, neighborhoods, and our country's history, holidays around the world
  • Skills: use maps and develop cultural awareness


Contact Us

Principal: Elizabeth Pohlmann

460 Inverness Drive (map)
Aurora, IL‎ 60504

Phone: 630.375.3500
Attendance: 630.375.3500 x3

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